Chocolate is always good. But, every food is better (and probably more healthy), when you make it yourself, right? It’s even better, when you make it with your kids. Well, at least chocolate is. :)
All you need to make your own chocolate is: 4 cups of powdered milk, 2 cups of chocolate or cacao powder, 4/5 cup of water, 5 cups of (brown) sugar, 1 cup of butter and 10 minutes time.
If you use cacao powder (instead of chocolate powder), the chocolate will turn out darker and a little less sweet. Of course, you can also add some other ingredients like honey, raisins, dried fruits and hazelnuts. I don’t add anything extra, because (just) milk chocolate is my favorite type of chocolate.
And here is what you have to do: Cook water, butter and sugar in a saucepan until boiling and let it boil for about 2 to 3 minutesor until a foam forms at the top. In a bigger bowl, mix together powdered milk and chocolate (or cacao) powder. Then pour the boiled mixture over it and stir well and quickly (for a minute or two) to avoid lumps. (Now you can add your extras, if you want.) When the mixture is smooth (and free of lumps), pour it onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread evenly. Put it in a cold place or in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight). Then cut it into squares with a knife or use a cookie cutter. Or, make it even simpler – just break the chocolate into pieces.
Oh. So. Good! If you make it once, you’ll make it again.
p.s.: You may also like these no-bake coconut bars.